To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, over a hundred of the force’s aircraft paraded for the Queen. The Red Arrows closed the RAF100 flypast but, ahead of them, twenty-two Typhoons formed ‘100’ in the skies over London. A once in a lifetime experience.

Many other events were planned for RAF100 and most took place, including a full display by the Red Arrows at Hastings.

RAF100 flypast – my photos

Radio frequencies

Discrete UHF frequencies were used for coordination.

Orientation

After formating north and east of London, the aircraft overflew The Mall and Buckingham Palace at 13:00. The sun was due south.

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